3rd & 4th December, 2018 07:00 am - 06:00 pm

Website: NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference


Grand Hyatt
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, Texas, USA, 78205
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December 3, 2018, 2:30 pm

Innovative Strategies Showcase


Want to learn more about how to implement competitions into the curriculum, how to fold in after school cyber clubs, or ways to utilize apprentices and internships? Come visit one on one with a room full of creative examples.

Table 1: Underserved Communities to Cyber Careers: Increasing Diversity by Building Pathways for Success
Presenter: Alex Farrell
Description: A tabletop discussion with ideas of how student cyber education programs can provide a foundation build career pathways in underserved communities by using partnerships between schools, government and industry. The call for diverse career professionals continues to grow with our dependence on computer systems to maintain our way of life. Diversity is critical to building the effective cyber teams needed to protect critical systems - students in underserved communities are an excellent resource to contribute to cyber professional diversity. Includes a demonstration of how the CyberPatriot program can be used to stimulate student interest in STEM in underserved communities.

Table 2: Developing an Innovative Cybersecurity Pipeline
Presenter: Deanne Cranford-Wesley
Descripion: Come explore best practices for engaging K-12 and industry partners to address the national deficit. Learn about the three tenants for developing a collaborative partnership between K-12 schools, industry, and the community college. A visual model to aid in the discussion will be shared. Come hear about best practices utilizing camps, career exploration, and cyber activities you can fold into any classroom setting.

Table 3: K-12 Cybersecurity Pathways. Equipping Cyber Warriors for the Future by Fostering Community and Corporate Collaborations
Presenter: Elerod Morris, NC
Description: Learn how to identify local resources to support your cybersecurity pathways programs, and how community programs such as BEE GEEK and other companies have hired high school students with IT and cybersecurity skills. Walk away with a roadmap to identify local resources to develop and support your own cybersecurity pathway.

Table 4: A Scalable, Equitable, and Effective Solution for Cybersecurity Workforce Education
Presenter: Sabari Raja
Description: Learn how to easily connect students to real-world cybersecurity expertise to excite, explore, and expand cybersecurity opportunities anywhere. Walk away commenting to others: 'I wish they had this when I was in school.'

Table 5: Capture-the-Flag as a Tool for K-12 Cybersecurity Education
Presenter: David Raymond
Description: If done properly, a CTF is an educational tool disguised as a competition! Explore how CTFs can be used with high school and college students and teachers to drive interest and enhance learning in cybersecurity topics. Leave with an understanding of how CTF competitions fit into cybersecurity education. Participate in a CTF demo and solve simple challenges to get a better understanding of these events. Educators will be exposed to free and paid CTF environments that they can use in their classes.

Presenter: Thomas Rzemyk
Talk Title: Establishing Proven Networking & Internship Opportunities for 9-12 Students
Description: Learn about three vital areas of enhancing cybersecurity curriculum amongst 9-12 grade students in public and private educational institutions in the US. We will expand on Mount Michael's success with implementing an afterschool IT & Cyber Club and outline how to implement proven strategies for establishing networking and internship opportunities through exploratory trips and inviting public and private guest speakers into the classroom.

Hall: Republic A Track: Drop In Session Type: Drop In Session